A search for microscopic black hole production and decay in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV has been conducted by the CMS Collaboration at the LHC, using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35 pb(-1). Events with large total transverse energy are analyzed for the presence of multiple high-energy jets, leptons, and photons, typical of a signal expected from a microscopic black hole. Good agreement with the standard model backgrounds, dominated by QCD multijet production, is observed for various final-state multiplicities and model-independent limits on new physics in these final states are set. Using simple semi-classical approximation, limits on the minimum black hole mass are derived as well, in the range 3.5-4.5 TeV. These are the first direct limits on black hole production at a particle accelerator. (c) 2011 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. RI Tinoco Mendes, Andre David/D-4314-2011; Mignerey, Alice/D-6623-2011; Ganjour, Serguei/D-8853-2011; Ruiz, Alberto/E-4473-2011; Stahl, Achim/E-8846-2011; Mertzimekis, Theodore/A-3287-2008; Hektor, Andi/G-1804-2011; Wulz, Claudia-Elisabeth/H-5657-2011; Chen, Jie/H-6210-2011; Bolton, Tim/A-7951-2012; Yang, Fan/B-2755-2012; Krammer, Manfred/A-6508-2010; Petrushanko, Sergey/D-6880-2012; Lokhtin, Igor/D-7004-2012; Kodolova, Olga/D-7158-2012; Dudko, Lev/D-7127-2012; Katkov, Igor/E-2627-2012; Boos, Eduard/D-9748-2012; Servoli, Leonello/E-6766-2012; Tomei, Thiago/E-7091-2012; Novaes, Sergio/D-3532-2012; Padula, Sandra /G-3560-2012; Flix, Josep/G-5414-2012; Fruhwirth, Rudolf/H-2529-2012; Azzi, Patrizia/H-5404-2012; Torassa, Ezio/I-1788-2012

Search for microscopic black hole signatures at the Large Hadron Collider

LIGABUE, FRANCO;ROLANDI, LUIGI;
2011

Abstract

A search for microscopic black hole production and decay in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV has been conducted by the CMS Collaboration at the LHC, using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35 pb(-1). Events with large total transverse energy are analyzed for the presence of multiple high-energy jets, leptons, and photons, typical of a signal expected from a microscopic black hole. Good agreement with the standard model backgrounds, dominated by QCD multijet production, is observed for various final-state multiplicities and model-independent limits on new physics in these final states are set. Using simple semi-classical approximation, limits on the minimum black hole mass are derived as well, in the range 3.5-4.5 TeV. These are the first direct limits on black hole production at a particle accelerator. (c) 2011 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. RI Tinoco Mendes, Andre David/D-4314-2011; Mignerey, Alice/D-6623-2011; Ganjour, Serguei/D-8853-2011; Ruiz, Alberto/E-4473-2011; Stahl, Achim/E-8846-2011; Mertzimekis, Theodore/A-3287-2008; Hektor, Andi/G-1804-2011; Wulz, Claudia-Elisabeth/H-5657-2011; Chen, Jie/H-6210-2011; Bolton, Tim/A-7951-2012; Yang, Fan/B-2755-2012; Krammer, Manfred/A-6508-2010; Petrushanko, Sergey/D-6880-2012; Lokhtin, Igor/D-7004-2012; Kodolova, Olga/D-7158-2012; Dudko, Lev/D-7127-2012; Katkov, Igor/E-2627-2012; Boos, Eduard/D-9748-2012; Servoli, Leonello/E-6766-2012; Tomei, Thiago/E-7091-2012; Novaes, Sergio/D-3532-2012; Padula, Sandra /G-3560-2012; Flix, Josep/G-5414-2012; Fruhwirth, Rudolf/H-2529-2012; Azzi, Patrizia/H-5404-2012; Torassa, Ezio/I-1788-2012
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